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UFC 99 Draws 12,800 For $1.3 Million Gate; Franklin, Silva, Swick, and Etim Awarded Bonuses

UFC President Dana WhiteUFC 99, which took place on Saturday at the Lanxess, Arena in Cologne, Germany, drew an official attendance of 12,800 for a $1.3 million live gate.

UFC President Dana White announced the figures at the post-UFC 99 press conference.

Though the arena can accomodate up to 20,000 spectators, it was scaled down for the promotion’s first card held in the country and mainland Europe. Despite fans 18 and younger being banned from attending the June 13th pay-per-view event, White stated earlier this week that it was nearly sold out.

White also announced that $60,000 bonuses were awarded to Rich Franklin and Wanderlei Silva (Fight of the Night), Mike Swick (Knockout of the Night), and Terry Etim (Submission of the Night).

[Pictured: UFC President Dana White]

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